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Dwangwa United coach sets targets

Newly-appointed Dwangwa United coach, MacDonald Mtetemera, says his charges will be in the 2016 TNM Super League on a serious mission.

The Sugarmen returned to the top-flight league after seven years when they finished as champions in the Central Region Football Association (CRFA) League.

Speaking on Saturday in Lilongwe, Mtetemera, who replaced Chipiku League title-winning coach, Ladwell Mbetewa, said his ultimate goal would be a 45-point mark.

“We will not be whipping boys. I have enough experience to lead a good team like Dwangwa, so I am confident we will do better in the league. I want to be realistic that the league would be tough next season,” said Mtetemera, whose last coaching club job was at Southern Region second-tier side, Prison United.

“For the past two weeks, I was busy with new players from the lower league teams and some have impressed. If possible, we might sign them. We need to blend the team with young and experienced players to withstand the heat.”

In most cases, a team that amasses more than 35 points in a season has realistic chances of staying in the league. Last season, Epac and Mzuni FC survived with 30 points only.

The former Azam Tigers and MDC United (defunct) Mtetemera said he would bolster the squad after assessing the Chipiku League-title winning team.

The Sugarmen are also interested in signing experienced players such as Be Forward Wanderers attacker, Kondwani Kumwenda, Antony Banda and Lawson Chilewe.

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